How to Lose a Lemur by Frann Preston-Gannon


How to Lose a Lemur by Frann Preston-Gannon – “Everyone knows that once a lemur takes a fancy to you there is not much that can be done about it. That’s just what happens to a little boy when a lemur begins to follow him in the park one day—and more of the adoring animals join in. The boy does everything to ditch the playful creatures, from jumping on a train to flying in a hot-air balloon to climbing the highest mountain. But nothing works—AND he’s lost, too! It’s then that his constant companions show just why they make the very best of friends.”

Why should you read this book?
Frann Preston-Gannon was a recipient of the Sendak Fellowship allowing her the opportunity to spend a month in the fall of 2011 living with and learning from Maurice Sendak.  Yes, that Maurice Sendak!  The one who wrote and illustrated Where the Wild Things Are and many other perfect children’s books.  I understand why she was chosen.  Just like Sendak’s books, How to Lose a Lemur has a quirky story line and magnificent illustrations.